Photography by Love Francesca
Barn venues are still a popular choice for weddings, offering a relaxed and informal setting, with currently over a fifth couples opting for Barn venues. But with 2023 bridal fashion set to offer more artful couture with billowing silk sleeves and delicate feather detailing, how can barn venue venues pair modern luxe with rustic setting?
To showcase the versatility of Lodge Farm, pairing a relaxed rustic venue with contemporary modern luxe bridal and styling.
Lodge Farm is a beautiful new wedding barn hideaway, nestled in the rolling North Yorkshire countryside, overlooking the White Horse of Kilburn. Based on a family run farm, Jen and Rob are the third generation to business, and the first to get married at the barn – which has been carefully restored using local natural materials that really showcase its original features.
Two ceremony and reception barns and outdoor courtyard provide a versatile relaxed space for wedding parties. Alternatively, for a more traditional option, the site is a short 5 minute walk to a neighbouring church, via a purpose built path through woodland, with views over the valley.
We wanted to showcase the versatility of the venue, pairing relaxed rustic setting with contemporary modern luxe bridal and styling.
Taking inspiration from the warm tones of the barn, a colour palette of toffee, nudes and blush featured in rich warm florals that was paired on tables with soft linens, gold cutlery, charger plates. This was offset with a minimalist typography place settings and menu cards for a contemporary edge.
We opted for a flower wall installation to frame the ceremony space, to create something organic that felt a part of this historic building with bracken foraged from nearby hedgerows alongside toffee roses, orchids, gysophila ad ranunculus.
Fashion & Beauty
Featuring brand new British bridal designer, Nori Ivy and their debut collection HER. Designed and handmade exclusively in the UK, this shoot samples just three of the thirteen gowns available in the collection that features rich textures, exquisite fabrics and intricate detailing. Totally customisable, the empowering all women from sizes 0-30 to feel their absolute best.
Natural make-up in shades of soft peach and blush to complement the hues of the florals and fabric, with hair styled in elegant, relaxed waves and later reworked into a sleek bun, reflect the trend for a smooth, polished, though not overworked, look.
About Nori Ivy
Featuring brand new British bridal designer, Nori Ivy and their debut collection HER. Designed and handmade exclusively in the UK, this shoot samples just three of the thirteen gowns available in the collection that features rich textures, exquisite fabrics and intricate detailing.
“Empowering all women from sizes 0-30 to feel their absolute best, they are totally customisable, and created with the bride at the forefront. We want the bride to know and feel, every inch as special as she should on her special day, and we wanted our collection to reflect this, we empower HER, we are with HER.”
Flowers @_foxandflora / www.foxflora.co.uk Photographer @lovefrancescaphoto / https://www.lovefrancescaphotography.com/ Hair & Makeup @mua_chrys.chapman / https://www.chryschapman.com/ Gowns Nori Ivy / https://noriivybridal.co.uk/about/ at @dottybridal https://dottybridal.co.uk/ Cake @wheretheribbonends / https://wheretheribbonends.com/
Cocktails @yorkshire_bartender/ https://www.yorkshirebartender.co.uk/